Online Bible
Online Bible
4.2.1

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Online Bible free download for Mac

Online Bible

4.2.1
11 January 2015

For serious Bible students, many features.

Overview

Online Bible is a full-featured program designed for serious Bible students. You can display Bible passages and notes in any number of windows. Most operations can be performed using either the mouse or keyboard commands. The program is both powerful and easy to use.

In addition to the King James Version, over thirty other English versions are available. These include the 1984 New International Version, 1995 New American Standard Bible, 1982 New King James Version, 1989 New Revised Standard Version, 1996 New Living Translation, and many others. Greek and Hebrew texts are also available for original language study. In addition several foreign languages are supported, including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and others. See Appendix E at the back of the User's Manual for a detailed list of Bible texts and add-on modules currently available.

Complete search facilities include, word, phrase, multiple words, wild cards, and much more. Searches can use AND, OR, XOR, NOT, and proximity operators to select verses. The range for searches can be restricted. All verses are displayed in context rather than asking you to choose a verse from a list to display. Searches are very fast, taking only a second or two even on older Macs.

You can add notes to a verse using the built-in editor. Cross-references can be included in your notes for automatic recall. In addition to verse notes, topical material, pictures, and word studies can also be saved.

A special Copy Verses command is provided to copy Bible passages via the clipboard directly from the Online Bible to any currently running application. The format of the verses is controlled via preferences set by the user.

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Version 4.2.1:
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Macnews
14 January 2009

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Just so you know: This guy has been responsible for not only the OS X version, but in the past the Classic version. It's not his day job. He's done a wonderful job thus far.
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Version 3.9.10y36
WordWeaver
09 August 2019
Please note that while the last version of Online Bible which was based on Ken Hamel's code -- version 4.2.1 -- does not work under macOS Mojave, there is now a new version of the app -- which bears the same name -- which you can find in the App Store.

This new version is written by Cross Link Services B.V., and currently stands at version 1.3.6. It is free, although it can be expanded for a price.

While this newer version does not have all of the bells and whistles of the original OLB -- at least not yet -- the free version does have all of the basics, including Strong's Numbers, Hebrew and Greek Lexicons, the TSK, Easton's Bible Dictionary, the Apocrypha, and footnotes.

As I said, it is still lacking in some areas, but it does work on Mojave and is 64-bit.
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Version 4.2.1
pastorjoe-1
08 May 2019
Hi! Online Bible is a great program. I have been using it for years and now I am disappointed that the new Mac OS Mojave won't support it. Does any one have a way to at least use the Hebrew and Greek fonts to work with Mojave?
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Version 4.2.1
sweny
11 December 2017
OLB version 4.2.1 won't remember the font size I have selected in Mac OS High Sierra. I think the new file system in this OS version isn't quite compatible with version on OLB. Will this ever get fixed? This is my favorite Bible for use on my Macbook Pro.
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Version 4.2.1
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mose-schrock
mose-schrock
17 December 2018
I just updated my macbook pro to moJave 10.14.2 only to find out that my favorite bible doesn't work!
Maybe I will downgrade to Sierra again.
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Barryaus
09 December 2016
I love this program, but it stopped working with Sierra. Took a big Google search to find its web site, and buried on it is a comment that it does not work with Sierra. I've found a few web sites that sort of do the same thing, and some widgets and iOS apps that can call up certain verses, but nothing comes close to this program for me. Anyone have any ideas? One thing I thought of was running an older version in OS-9 emulation with SheepShaver. I tried running the latest version, but it won't run under OS-9. Anyone know where I can find an older version?
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Version 4.2.1
WordWeaver
21 October 2014
MacUpdate.com, please update the developer link on this page. Ken Hamel is now deceased, and the provided link goes to some kind of health page in Japanese. As Mac007 notes below, the current URL for the Mac version of Online Bible -- which hasn't been updated since 2009 -- is the following: http://www.online-bible.com/maconlinebible.html
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Version 4.1.1
Mac007
18 March 2014
The current developer's web site has changed. The new site can be found here: http://www.online-bible.com/maconlinebible.html
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Version 4.1.1
WordWeaver
06 August 2013
As a Christian writer and evangelist -- Endtime Prophecy Net -- I have been using Online Bible for many years now, along with the installed Hebrew and Greek lexicon modules -- which I purchased many years ago for about $10 each -- as well as a few other useful modules. This program has been an invaluable tool in conducting my Bible research and writing. It is 100% stable and never crashes, not even once to my recollection. While some folks prefer newer Bible apps for the Mac which have more modern interfaces, personally, I prefer functionality over form, and Online Bible suits my purposes just fine. God bless Ken Hamel -- now deceased -- for his dedication in writing this program. It has been a blessing to many thousands of Christians and Bible students.
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Version 4.1.1
Big-Mac-XXL
24 September 2012
Still the best Bible software on the Mac. I know it many years and now I can appreciate it even more after my other experiences with MacSword and Accordance. OLB is free and comes with some excellent tools for free: King James Bible, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Geneva Bible Notes of 1599. This all synchronized in parallel windows. And additional free Hebrew and Textus Receptus (Stephanus 1550) add-ons. Simply perfect. I don't care about the old-fashioned Classic GUI, but like the high speed and the small RAM footprint of OLB. I wish to encourage the programmers to continue with this valuable FREE software!
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Version 4.1.1
soundchaser480
14 April 2011
Now I have downloaded several modules and am very happy with this program. Too bad it didn't come with a little better explanation. I am able to do all that I need until I am able to pay for some favorite versions of the Bible. I can search words and verses along with using Lexicons for Hebrew and Greek. I was able to change font sizes in the preferences. For others, keep trying before you rate this.
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Version 4.1.1
soundchaser480
14 April 2011
I also tried to download this and got nothing. I clicked on the Online Bible icon in my applications folder and it asked for version.dat. So now I have nothing but wasted time.
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Version 4.1.1
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soundchaser480
soundchaser480
14 April 2011
Update: I kept trying and downloaded a Bible module here: http://www.macolb.com/ It was a bit messy but I was able to figure out that I needed to open the folder on the left and install it in the folder on the right. Somehow I found the fonts (can't remember how) and put them in my fonts folder which was listed next to the installation icon in my finder window. I still couldn't get OLB to find a Bible but somehow I kept clicking on things until I could browse for the 'version.dat' file that was now in my OLB folder. It opened! I then selected new: bible from the File menu. I'll update again and give a new star rating when I see how it works.
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